Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Indestructible Noise Command - The Visitor (1988)

Connecticut's Indestructible Noise Command (I.N.C.) were a short-lived techno thrash metal act that struggled in the underground scene at the tail end of the 80's. Consisting of Dennis Gergely, Tony Fabrizi, Erik Barath and Gary Duguay, I.N.C. were able to land a deal with alternative label, Giant Records in 1987. Their debut, "Razorback" hit stores later that year but failed to ignite much more than a cult interest in the band. Lack of a decent budget not only dashed any hopes of a solidly produced album, but national touring was out of the question. The band pushed onward to issue their followup, "The Visitor", which saw release in 1988. Once again, lack of proper funding grounded the band and by 1990, I.N.C. were over. The post-split activities of members are not known.

"The Visitor", despite production limitations, is a visceral collection of lightning fast riffing, syncopated rhythms, flashy guitar work and nasally gruff vocals. In short, it just works. Lyrical silliness aside, this album is brimming with intensity and energy. With a sound that blends elements of Metallica, Watchtower and Nuclear Assault, "The Visitor" shreds from start to finish. Though the sound is clearly dated, there's plenty to enjoy if you are able to hear it in the context of the era from which this sprang. With no reissue in sight and outrageous prices for the original CD, this should be a short-term fix while fans wait for a proper remaster. Enjoy this insane batch of humor laden thrash.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot, rare and good thrashy stuff, you rock!

Anonymous said...

fantastic. many thanks.

Razor Dick said...

I actually met Erik Barath last year. I was walking back home from a Guitar Center here in El Paso, Texas and stoped to rest for a while 'cause I was carrying all this drum aquipment and some homeless guy yelled "Hey you!" right after I got up to cross the street. He said "Hey do you play in a band?" I answered him " Yeah I play for Terrorist" and we just started talking. He said he stopped me because of all the drum stuff I had and the Icons of Filth and Criple Bastard patches I had on my pants. He asked me if we were looking for a guitarist to play with us. I said "Yeah, we are looking for a second guitarist" I gave him my phone number and asked him his name he said it was Erik Barath but to call him Spider. He came over to my house the next day to practice. My parents freaked out because of the tattoes on his face (an upside down cross on his right cheek and Thor's crown on his forehead) he went and played guitar with us for a while and then we went to the park where we talked about demon guardians and prison stories and a couple of other stuff that's when he mentioned that he played for a thrash band in the 80's called I.N.C., then left to a corner store where he bought beer with money he got selling drugs. From the store we went to a rail road crossing where we drank some beers and he asked us if we didn't mind if he shot up some heroin. After that we left and I haven't seen Spider since that day.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been trying to find these MP3s for years. I got to see INC live several times and loved them... However the download link doesen't seem to work anymore... Can you possib;y repost this classic?

Anonymous said...

I found this tape in a box of junk the other day and as i own no tape player decided to see if it had been posted online. I hadn't listed to it in almost 20 years and could remember nothing about it Not bad at all.

As for Razor Dick's story, I must call bullshit. Check orik ut this article to find out what Erik Barath has really been up to:

http://www.theinternetpatrol.com/newsfilter-is-many-things-to-many-people/

Fernando M. said...

Dude this is hell of a gem but would you mind uploading it again? It seems the 3 links left on Sharebee are off. Thanks very much in advance